June 22, 2015 

In This Issue

Safety Industry & Member News


Washington Update 


Revised Workplace First Aid Kit Standard Expands Supplies, Introduces Two Classes of First Aid KitsFirstaid


ISEA has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, American National Standard-Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies, a subsequent revision to the 2014 edition.

Eye and Face Protection Standard Updated to Meet Worker NeedsEandF


An updated edition of the American National Standard for eye and face protection reinforces the emphasis on matching the protector to the hazard, and includes other enhancements to meet the needs of workers and employers.  

Safety Industry & Member News
PPE, Antimicrobial Textiles Manufacturers Address Maintaining Inventory in a Pandemic, Other Issue (Ansell)Ansell


Infection Control Today invited manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and antimicrobial textiles to share their perspectives on key issues relating to pandemic preparedness as well as proper donning and doffing techniques. 

3M Shows Support for Health and Safety Week by Clearing Up Some Recurring PPE MythsPPEmyths


In aid of this year's Health & Safety Week, diversified technology company 3M is setting out to dispel common misconceptions about personal protective equipment (PPE).

Baltimore County, Md., Awards SCBA Contract to TheFireStore (MSA Safety)Bal


TheFireStore, the online e-commerce arm of Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. and a leading source for firefighting equipment and supplies, announced it has entered an agreement to supply Baltimore County, Md., with new and cutting-edge G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), manufactured by MSA, Pittsburgh, Pa.

RADBAND 2 from RadiansRadians


The new product is ideal for jobsites where noise is intermittent, and it's easy to remove and hangs conveniently on the neck so workers can easily talk to co-workers. 

Ergodyne to Host 18th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis FoundationErgo


Safety products provider Ergodyne, St. Paul, Minn., will host its 18th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament? at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn., on July 20, 2015.

Just Washing Your Gear is not the AnswerGear


Much time has been spent communicating the importance of washing and decontaminating our gear after we leave a fire. However,  "Is laundering our gear enough to reduce our risk?"

Fracking in the Bakken Comes with a High Human CostFracking


In the first comprehensive analysis of its kind, Reveal found that, on average, a worker dies about every six weeks from an accident in the Bakken, with at least 74 deaths in the oil fields since 2006.

Avian Flu at PA's Doorstep? Wild Geese Caught in Michigan Tested PositiveAvian


As cases of devastating avian flu outbreak continue to close in on Pennsylvania, officials have alerted health care providers to look for possible symptoms among humans.

Washington Update

Take-Home Exposure a Widespread ProblemTHT


More than 1.5 million workers are potentially at risk of lead exposure. Far too often, that exposure is putting their families at risk unnecessarily.

Safety in the Fast LaneFast


Regardless of project scope and scale, all workers must be highly visible at all times while in work zones. High-visibility garments should meet the most current American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) standards. 

OSHA Plans Healthcare Safety Focus for NursesOSHA


OSHA "will continue to use both enforcement and collaborative efforts to address hazards such as musculoskeletal disorders from lifting patients or residents, exposures to tuberculosis, bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, and slips, trips and falls."  

Emerging PPE & Global News
BSIF Safety Awards 2015 Winners Announced (3M Safety Solutions, Honeywell Safety Products)BSIF


The British Safety industry Federation has announced the winners of the BSIF Safety Awards 2015 to a packed audience at the Safety & Health Expo in London's ExCel.

Hand Washing Diligence in UAE Declines a Year After MERS Outbreak (Bradley Corporation)Hand


A national hand washing survey finds Emiratis are less diligent about hand hygiene than they were last May when MERS was a top concern in the Arabian Peninsula.

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